Take with a badass pinch of salt.
In the midst of Borderlands 3‘s messy PC launch, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has come forward with a bold claim stating that the game’s numbers for launch day peak concurrent players are about double the all-time peak of concurrent players in Borderlands 2.
Fun Fact: On PC, the data is that the launch day peak concurrent players of Borderlands 3 is about *twice-as-high* as the all time peak concurrent players of Borderlands 2. WOW! You guys are great!
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) September 13, 2019
Unfortunately for us skeptics, Randy doesn’t provide any evidence that backs up this claim and usually I wouldn’t be all that doubtful of multi-millionaire game dev CEOs but this is Randy Pitchford we’re talking about.
Yesterday, he tweeted out another statement, this time stating that the peak concurrency numbers are still climbing and have surpassed everything else in Gearbox history. Again, no proof given.
Incredible day with new peak concurrency (and climbing). Best numbers in Gearbox history! No promises, but we *might* be ready for me to try a SHiFT code test with the Golden Key system tomorrow. If we do, it will probably be a time-limited key. SHiFT team are god tier right now!
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) September 14, 2019
Personally, I believe Randy does speak the truth but it doesn’t negate the fact that the PC version has a lot of technical issues (here’s how to solve them). Hopefully, the success of the game will prompt Gearbox to roll out patches that fix all the embarrassing problems evident on both PC and consoles.